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Presenting information to end users can be somewhat challenging, especially if you want to provide a lot of information on a single page in a structured way. You can swamp the users with information and data, claim all they need to know is there and be on your merry way (that is the way most Excel sheets look to me). On the other hand, creating the perfect Dashboard can be a very time consuming task. In this article I try to describe a simple, structured and rather effective way of presenting a lot of information – I did not devise this presentation, that’s from one of my current customers – that can be implemented fairly rapidly. Perhaps it can provide some inspiration.
JMeter (http://jakarta.apache.org/jmeter/)is a powerful tool for functional and performance testing web applications. JMeter, opposed to selenium, also works perfectly on generated applications (like Oracle ADF ). One of the key strengths of JMeter is the automation. The same test can be repeated after each (minor) release. This is a great help in executing time consuming regression testing.
We use Maven 2 (http://maven.apache.org/) in combination with Continuum (http://maven.apache.org/continuum/) as the basis of our AMIS-SoftwareStudio. With the build schema in Continuum we are able to execute both performance and functional regression testing every night (or even each hour if you like) on the most recent version of the application from our source repository.
The documentation on the JMeter wiki (http://wiki.apache.org/jakarta-jmeter/JMeterMavenPlugin) is to limited to get the JMeter plugin working at once. It does not handle the generation of reports and installing the plugin into your company repository. Most of the samples on the internet (use the Google to find Maven 2+JMeter) are based on extensive Ant scripts. The sample below shows how to get the Maven-JMeter-Plugin More >